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Alleged serial killer pleads not guilty in 1973 murder case

Original post made on Dec 3, 2019

A former Stanford hospital medical technician pleaded not guilty on Monday morning for the 1973 murder of a 21-year-old Stanford University graduate.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:24 PM

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Posted by Lauren
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

Sentenced to six months for rape with a 5 months suspended. Way to go Santa clara county. Another failed sexual assult case. What a joke.


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Posted by Roger
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Dec 3, 2019 at 1:52 pm

Lauren,
Believe me I’m not trying to defend this monster,but statutory rape is defines as having sex with a minor.
There is no mention as to whether it was consensual. Nor does it mention his age at the time.


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Posted by link
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm

@Roger,
I think there was a previous story - apparently it was a serious miscarriage of justice against the girl at the time. It was not consensual.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
on Dec 3, 2019 at 9:49 pm

So he's been raping and murdering since he was 18, and has gotten away with most of his crimes, and lived most of his life outside of prison. What a POS.

If he's 75 in 2019, he was 31 in 1975. A 17 year old MINOR can NOT consent to sex with a 31 year old. It's still rape, and statutory rape under the law because she was a minor. Consensual sex argument would make sense if two seniors in high school (ages 17 and 18) had sex because they were boyfriend and girlfriend.


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Posted by Lauren
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 4, 2019 at 7:38 am

@Roger Do the math on his age.. 31yr old and 17yr old. Enough said.


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Posted by The Way Back Machine
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:26 pm

How could such a person (if found guilty) have lived with himself after all of these past years/decades?

It makes one's skin crawl.


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Posted by Roger
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Dec 4, 2019 at 1:49 pm

as I said I wasn’t defending him no question he is a monster. My response was only to one post and since no one knows the circumstances it could possibly be that the sentence in that one case was appropriate.
As for his other crimes the death penalty would be too good for him.
I’m sure I’ll get negative feedback for that too. Which will prove my point.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2019 at 9:11 am

Roger - Are you that dense? It doesn't matter what the "circumstances" were. He was 31, and she was 17. 17 year old minors CAN'T consent to sex with ADULTS. It's ILLEGAL. Do you get it now?


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Posted by Roger
a resident of Evergreen Park
11 hours ago

Nick.
Please understand I’m not dense and yeah I realize that it’s illegal, but let’s imagine for a moment she said she was 22 and looked it.
His punishment in this case suggests there were some extenuating circumstances.
You missed my point completely.
Is he a monster ,sure he is,
My comment is based solely on what Lauren stated in comment one.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
11 hours ago

Considering his history of RAPE, it's ABUNDANTELY CLEAR what happened in 1975. He RAPED her. If you can't read between the lines, you're being dense. He's a serial RAPIST.


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